Jane and I did a long stroll today, which took us up to the top corner of the Thorpe Acre parish, on the opposite bank of the River Soar from St James church at Normanton.
The walk was about 6.25 miles (possibly more with a few wrong turns and a bit of backtracking – the parish boundary isn’t clearly marked) and covers a range of terrains both rural and urban. I’ve got plans to traverse the entire parish over the coming months so this was a good start.
One thing that did strike me is that, although I doubt many people follow the whole route very often, there wasn’t any of it that lacked that marks of recent passage by others (very obviously on some of the muddier paths!).